About Us

The Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors was founded in 1998. Today, it has more than 500 members and is governed by an elected Management Board of 10 members. The Management Board, the members of which are listed below, is supported by four subcommittees, the members of which are also listed below.

The vision of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors is to be the fundamental institution that represents, promotes and develops the professional practice of internal auditing in Cyprus. Its mission is the continuous promotion and recognition of the profession, as well as the enrichment of its members’ knowledge and skills, by providing various relevant educational and training courses on a yearly basis.

"Internal Auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organisation’s operations. It helps an organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Performed by professionals with an in-depth understanding of the business culture, systems and processes, the internal audit activity provides assurance that internal controls in place are adequate to mitigate the risks, governance processes are effective and efficient, and organisational goals and objectives are met."

Management Board:

President Mrs Soteroulla Savvidou
Vice-President Mr Aristodemos Yiannakas
Secretary Mr Marios Demosthenous
Treasurer Mr Marios Pashias
Member Mr Christodoulos Hadjichristodoulou
Member Mrs Sophia Kassianidou
Member Mrs Polina Antoniou
Member Mrs Marilena Lefa
Member Mr Rovertos Yiousellis
Member Mr Antonis Bargilly


Sub Committees:

Audit Committee (Επιτροπή Ελέγχου)
Marios Demosthenous (Chairman)
Sophia Kassianidou
Antonis Bargilly
Christodoulos Hadjichristodoulou


Research and Training Subcommittee (Υποεπιτροπή Έρευνας και Εκπαίδευσης)
Sophia Kassianidou (Chairman)
Marios Demosthenous
Rovertos Yiousellis
Markos Tenedios
Pantelis Kyprianou
Gregoris Demetriou


Promotion of the Profession and Academic Relations Subcommittee (Υποεπιτροπή Προώθησης του Επαγγέλματος και Ακαδημαϊκών Σχέσεων)
Rovertos Yiousellis (Chairman)
Marios Demosthenous
Aristodemos Yiannakas
Marios Pashias
Sophia Kassianidou
Athos Fasouliotis
Rodoulla Athanasiou
Constantinos Sakkas
Anastasios Koufopavlou
Therapon Mafkas
Yiannis Pettemerides


Professional Development Subcommittee (Υποεπιτροπή Επαγγελματικής Ανάπτυξης)
Polina Antoniou (Chairwoman)
Christodoulos Hadjichristodoulou
Antonis Bargilly
Michalis Zevlaris
Chrystalla Kazara
Marios Petrides
Nikolaos Kouppis
Nikolas Partasides


Professional Standards and Ethics Subcommittee (Υποεπιτροπή Επαγγελματικών Προτύπων και Ηθικής)
Marilena Lefa (Chairwoman)
Antonis Bargilly
Onisiforos Onisiforou
Louiza Zenieri
Alexandros Anastasiou
George Nikolaides
Savvas Riga
Emilios Melis
Andreas Constantinou